Published On: Mon, Jun 10th, 2013

DU form sales go down on Day 4, mobile app flops too

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Bachelor of TechnologyDurham UniversityFYUP NEW DELHIPrem SinghWednesday

NEW DELHI: The rush for forms at Delhi University has mellowed down with only 8,033 forms being sold to general/OBC category on Saturday. For the first time since the process began on Wednesday, the forms sold in a day to this category were less than 10,000. However, the total number of forms sold to the category has reached 1,00,372. DU sold 1,927 forms to the SC/ST and Persons With Disability (PWD) category on Saturday and 6,612 forms were submitted.

There were 82,000 online registrations till 5pm on Saturday; of these 33,000 were paid ones. DU’s official website changed again and the additional eligibility criteria were re-posted.

Mean while, gathering information is still proving to be a task for most applicants. The university launched a mobile application, which is not proving to be of much help. Sukhmeen Cheema, counsellor at The Indian School, says, “The site should guide one about the admissions. I don’t see the point of downloading an app, which uses so much of phone memory and yet is of no help. It just gives you the entire content of the website.”

The conversion of psychology honours course into B Tech has confused students and psychologists alike. On a social media page for psychology graduates, professional psychologists and counsellors, members ask how “a subject of human behaviour (can) be studied under technical courses”. Even as more students sign up for it, the protest against the four-year undergraduate programme continues. Prem Singh, a Hindi teacher at DU ended his three-day fast at Raj Ghat with an appeal to the vice-chancellor to “defer” FYUP.

Vice-chancellor Dinesh Singh, however, dismissed all questions related to FYUP assuring the audience that the university officials responsible for planning and implementing the course know what they are doing.